- 0.5 cup Coconut Sugar
- 8 Tablespoons, softened Unsalted Butter
- 0.25 cup Real Maple Syrup
- 3 large Eggs
- 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract/Paste
- 1 cup (or use rolled oats) Oat Flour
- 1 cup Almond Flour
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 0.5 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 0.5 teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 2 Apples
- 2 Tablespoons, finely chopped Almonds
Homemade gluten free apple cake made with oat and almond flour and sweetened with coconut sugar and real maple syrup.
This guilt free apple cake is a celebration of the fall apple harvest.
It’s the perfect treat to bring to any gathering and share with your friends and family.
All you need to make this gluten free apple cake is made in 1 bowl!
You can use any variety of apples. I prefer red apples for that pop of color!
To replace the traditionally used wheat flour, I am swapping in oat and almond flours.
Almond flour is a popular gluten free alternative to traditional flour. It is low in carbs, packed with nutrients and has a slightly sweeter taste.
It is also rich in nutrients and is particularly packed with vitamin E!
Instead of buying oat flour, I recommend using your food processor to blitz up old fashioned oats.
Making your own oat flour adds a bit more texture and is a cheaper alternative.
Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth.
They are a good source of carbs and fiber, including the powerful fiber beta-glucan.
When a recipe is simple like this gluten free apple cake, high quality ingredients matter.
I recommend buying grass-fed, unsalted butter. Irish or European butter contain less water, more flavor and also comes up to room temperature much faster.
Pasture raised eggs are humane and sustainable. They also taste much better than any “free range” eggs.
Make The Cake Batter
To a large bowl, add the coconut sugar, softened butter and maple syrup. Mix well with a spatula until creamed together.
Next, add the eggs and mix well with a whisk.
Add the vanilla extract and mix again.
To the wet ingredients, add the oat flour, almond flour, cinnamon, salt and baking powder.
Mix well with a whisk.
Since there is no gluten, there is no fear of over-mixing.
Decorate The Cake
Add parchment paper to your cake tin or grease it with butter.
I like using a spring form tin for easy removal.
Add the cake batter to your prepared cake tin and spread the batter out evenly.
Arrange the apple slices on top and get creative!
Lastly, finely chop some almond with a knife or your food processor then sprinkle them on top of the cake.
Bake The Cake